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3 Month Program (Phase 1)

Foundation Of Recovery Program

 

3 Month Program (Phase 1)

Foundation of Recovery Program

 
Alcohol and drugs are not always the problem, they are what people are using to help themselves cope with the problems so when the underlying problems are discovered and cured, the need for alcohol or drugs can disappear. People use substances to alter an emotional mood, to cover up sadness, to ease heartbreak, to lighten stress loads, to escape hurtful realities and to make life more bearable.

Overcoming addiction is never easy but long term recovery is possible and with support of our staff you can get your life back on track.

 

Main Themes:

  • The recognition of alcohol and chemical addiction as a disease.
  • The recognition of the consequences of addiction to the self and to others.
  • Acceptance of powerlessness and unmanageability
  • Recognise the importance of change and to develop a new mind-set
  • Impulse control and self-discipline
  • Self-resilience and stability
  • Becoming more truthful and letting go of defence mechanisms
  • Replacing instant gratification with delayed gratification
  • Improved self-confidence
  • To break free from habitual destructive behaviour by becoming consistent in new behaviour.
  • To have less shame, guilt and self-pity.
  • Improved relationships and the start of restoration in the family life.
  • No more isolation or withdrawing and therefore more meaningful interaction.
  • Creative thinking and need for healthy hobbies and purpose in life returning.

 

Keys to Recovery:

  • Honesty
  • Openness
  • Willingness
  • Determination
  • Confidence
  • Tenacity
  • Discipline
  • Responsibility
  • The start of change
  • Hope
  • Restoration
  • Gratitude

 

Primary Goals:

  • Successful detoxification.
  • General understanding of the 12 step programme
  • Understanding the roles of counsellor and sponsor
  • Ability to identify the consequences of abusing substances.
  • Identify the need to take responsibility.
  • Identify feelings.

 

Step work achievements:

  • Orientation contract
  • House Rules
  • Assignment A and B
  • Step work assignments 1 and 2
  • Prep- Step 1
  • 60 Stories completion
  • Step 2
  • Other assignments given by counsellors
  • Step 3
  • Life Story Completion
  • Life Story Presentation

 

Topics during individual sessions conducted by a Social Worker:

  • Session 1- Background information and a mapping of the past
  • Session 2- Types of substances abused and the consequences thereof on self and others.
  • Session 3- Childhood and past hurts and traumas
  • Session 4- Emotional Development
  • Session 5- Spiritual Development
  • Session 6- Communication skills
  • A Psycho Social Questionnaire to be filled in as well as an Individual Development Plan.

 

Life-Skill Groups:

  • Group on your own personal reasons and causes for addiction.
  • Your different emotions and the use of defence mechanisms
  • Problem solving skills
  • Self-Esteem enhancement
  • Group on Discipline
  • Group on Communication skills

 

Other professional services include:

  • Medical assessment by a Medical Director, Dr C.J. Olivier and administration of medication by a Registered Nurse.
  • Consultation sessions with psychologists, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists as needed.

 

Other activities include:

  • Nature therapy
  • Drumming
  • Art therapy
  • Leadership groups
  • NA/AA meetings
  • Spiritual Development
  • Dance classes
  • Therapeutic duties
  • Group outings (pizza evenings, movies, beach etc.).

 

Feedback and Family Involvement:

  • Telephonic communication between patient and their family is allowed after two weeks.
  • Due to the short period of this programme, professional feedback will be provided to the family telephonically. Discharge reports will only be send on request of other professionals.
  • Family members are welcome to phone the Director once a week for feedback on their loved ones.
  • One family visit is allowed after week four, on the premises of Minnesota House.

 

Topics during individual sessions conducted by a Social Worker

  • Session 1- Background information and a mapping of the past
  • Session 2- Types of substances abused and the consequences thereof on self and others.
  • Session 3- Childhood and past hurts and traumas
  • Session 4 Parents and their parental impact
  • Session 5- Emotional Development
  • Session 6- Spiritual Development
  • Session 7- Friendships and Social Interaction
  • Session 8- Stress Management
  • Session 9- Communication skills
  • Session 10- Positive and Negative Thinking
  • Session 11- Triggers and Warning Signs
  • Session 12- Aftercare Plan/ Contract
  • A Psycho Social Questionnaire to be filled in as well as an Individual Development Plan.

 

Life-Skill Groups:

  • Group on your own personal reasons and causes for addiction.
  • Your different emotions and the use of defence mechanisms
  • Problem solving skills
  • Self-Esteem enhancement
  • Group on Discipline
  • Group on Communication skills
  • Time Management
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Group of Love and Compassion
  • 15 Things to give up while still in recovery
  • Assertive Behaviour

 

Other professional services include:

  • Medical assessment by a Medical Director, Dr J.C. Olivier and administration of medication by a Registered Nurse.
  • Consultation sessions with psychologists, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists as needed.

 

Other activities include:

  • Nature therapy
  • Drumming
  • Art therapy
  • Leadership groups
  • NA/AA meetings
  • Spiritual Development
  • Dance classes
  • Therapeutic duties
  • Group outings (pizza evenings, movies, beach etc.).

 

Feedback and Family Involvement:

  • Telephonic communication between patient and their family is allowed after two weeks.
  • Family members are welcome to phone the Director once a week for feedback on their loved ones.
  • One family visit is allowed after week four, on the premises of Minnesota House.
  • The patient is allowed a holiday home (7-10 days) after two months.
  • A progress report will be send to the family after 6 weeks, with recommendations.
  • An Aftercare Plan will be send to the family a week before the patient returns home in order for the family to have an input in the aftercare plan.
  • A discharge report will be send to the family after the completion of the programme.